An example of something wary is a glance in your rear view mirror when you think someone might be following you; a wary glance.
- on one's guard; cautious, suspicious, etc.
- characterized by caution: a wary look
Origin of waryfrom ware + -y
- On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
- Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.
Origin of waryMiddle English ware from Old English wær ; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative warier, superlative wariest)
From the adjective ware +"Ž -y.